This report shows how colleges and universities met the challenge of emergency aid during the pandemic, drawing on a year of surveys and focus groups, fielded and conducted by The Hope Center and DVP-Praxis, that reflect the views of institutional leaders and students from coast to coast. The results offer valuable insights that should shape […]
ACES Aware grantees across the state are producing practice papers featuring promising strategies and case studies from clinical teams and communities implementing ACE screening and trauma-informed systems of care. Visit ACEsAware.org to read the practice papers, including: Eisner Health’s Journey Through Implementing Trauma-Informed Care by Origins Training & Consulting Community Information Exchange: Leveraging Collaborative Infrastructure […]
In 2020, MHA conducted a survey that found that 70% of students with mental health disabilities were not registered to receive accommodations. Colleges are increasingly talking about mental health as students, advocates, and leaders are pushing institutions to create mentally healthy campuses. Despite growing advocacy, students still often go without needed supports, like counseling or […]
This report concludes with example models and frameworks to help institutional leaders create equitable and inclusive well-being supports tailored to the needs of their institution and the students they serve. This paper uses data from Wake Forest University’s spring 2019 Wellbeing Assessment to unpack the differences in the subjective well-being of students with minoritized identities. […]
This report paints a picture of how campus challenges and strategic priorities persist in ways we have come to expect as “business as usual,” but also how bubbles of normalcy can burst under the force of external pressure. The pandemic has challenged a number of stubborn assumptions about higher education—e.g., that change is slow, that […]
This blog discusses the COVID-19 pandemic from a student affairs perspective. The author, Katie Treadwell, describes going on a study abroad trip during March, 2020, and struggling to navigate the early days of the lockdown. So how can campus leaders respond? Reconsider crisis preparedness, response, and recovery plans. Advocate for equal time spent planning recovery […]
Offers strategies to help parents/caregivers cope with collective traumas. This resource also provides guidance on what parents/caregivers can do to care for their children.
With vaccines available, and many campuses opening their doors for summer and the fall, planning for the next school year is complicated. Young people may need our help to make the best decisions possible. This resource by SchoolHouse Connection and Youth Law Center provides helpful tips for maximizing support for college homeless and foster youth.
A report by the JED Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at promoting the emotional health and wellness of teens and young adults and Ascend, a policy advocacy program at the Aspen Institute, explores the mental health needs of parenting students at undergraduate institutions across the country. Using a sample of nearly 45,000 parenting students, the report […]
This report analyzes the status of youth in implementation of two state-funded programs addressing homelessness during the pandemic: The $650 million Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program (round one), which requires that local jurisdictions dedicate at least 8% to addressing youth homelessness, and resulted in jurisdictions collectively investing 10% of HHAP funding in youth. […]